Frequently Asked Questions

Managing Your DNS

In the DNS Manager, you can use the Zone File Editor to add, edit, and delete zone file records for your domain names registered with us, registered elsewhere and hosted with us, or registered elsewhere and using our DNS (Off-site DNS).

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Add a Subdomain That Points to a Server Name              

Now that you understand what a subdomain is , you can add non-forwarded...

Add a TXT Record

A TXT (Text) record is an informational record you can use to provide additional...

Change an SPF Record

A Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record is a specific type of TXT record that lets...

Change an SRV Record

SRV (Service) records are resource records used to identify computers that host...

Add an SRV Record

SRV (Service) records are resource records used to identify computers that host...

Change an AAAA Record

AAAA records store 128-bit Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addresses that do not...

Add an AAAA Record

AAAA records store 128-bit Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addresses that do not...

Change an NS Record

Nameservers give a third-party system the authority to manage the DNS for your...

Add an NS Record

Nameservers give a third-party system the authority to manage the DNS for your...

Filter DNS Records

You can filter DNS records for your zone file. For example, you can use the filter to...

Delete DNS Records

You can delete DNS records you no longer want to use. If your domain is registered...

Check Zone File Records

You can check the status of your domain name's zone file records to make sure they are...

Access the DNS Manager

Use the DNS Manager to change your domain name's DNS settings. If your domain is...

Set Nameservers for Domains Hosted & Registered with Act Now Domains

If your domain name is registered with Act Now Domains, use the following instructions...

Pointing Your Domain's Email Service to Google

If your domain name uses Google Apps for its email service you need to manually...

Delete My Own Host Names

You can delete your own host names at any time. To delete your own host names...

Change a TXT Record

A TXT (Text) record is an informational record you can use to provide additional...

Change an MX Record

Mail servers send and receive email messages on the Internet. MX (Mail Exchanger)...

Add a CNAME Record

A CNAME (Alias) record points to an A (Host) record. You can create multiple CNAME...

Set Custom Nameservers for Domains Registered with Act Now Domains              

If your domain name is registered with Act Now Domains but hosted through another...

Import My Domain's Zone File Records              

You can import domain zone file records from a third party. For example, if you...

Export My Domain's Zone File Records              

You can export your domain's zone file records to use with a third party or to...

Change Nameservers for My Domains

To connect your domain name to your website you’ll need to change your...

Manage DNS Zone Files for Your Domain Registered at Another Company

If you registered your domain name with another company, you can still manage its DNS...

Add an MX Record

Mail servers send and receive email messages on the Internet. MX (Mail Exchanger)...

Cancel DNS Hosting

You may decide to cancel DNS Hosting for a domain at any time. Log in to your Act...

Access DNS Hosting

Once you add DNS Hosting to your domain, you may now access its DNS Management page...

Add DNS Hosting

To manage the DNS for a domain registered at another company, you must first add DNS...

Edit My Own Host Names

If you set up your own host names as nameservers, you can edit them as well as add or...

Change an a Record

An A (host) record connects your domain name to your IP address. A records let users...

Add an a Record

An A (host) record connects your domain name to your IP address. A records let users...

Change a CNAME Record

A CNAME (Alias) record points to an A (Host) record. You can create multiple CNAME...

What is DNS?

DNS, which stands for domain name system, controls your domain name's website and...

Add My Own Host Names as Nameservers

If you need to create nameservers for your domain name, you can register your own host...

Filtering Zone File Records

The Zone File Editor lets you filter the DNS records for your zone file. For example,...

Find My Act Now Domains Nameservers

If your domain is registered at another company, but you're hosting your website with...

Add a DS Record

You can work with one or more DS records at one time, depending on your domain name's...

Manage DNS for Your Hosting Account

If you need to change your hosted domain's DNS, you can access our DNS manager through...

Manage DNS Zone Files

You can change which service your domain uses for its website and email by managing...

Add an SPF Record

A Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record is a type of Domain Name Service (DNS) TXT...

Edit DNS Templates

You can edit existing DNS templates at any time. Log in to your Act Now Domains...

Add DNS Templates

You can add DNS templates to your domain at any time. Log in to your Act Now...

Manage DNS Templates

When you create DNS templates and apply them to your domains, you can save time by...

Delete DNS Templates

You can delete DNS templates at any time. Log in to your Act Now Domains...

Apply DNS Templates

If you manage the DNS records for several domains, you can create and apply DNS...

What are DNS templates?

You can create DNS templates to store sets of DNS information that you can easily...

Manage DNSSEC for My Domain

Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) add an extra layer of security to your domain...

Delete a DS Record

You can delete any of your DS records at any time. Log in to your Act Now Domains...

Edit a DS Record

You can edit any of your DS records at any time. Log in to your Act Now Domains...